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A History of Political Murder in Latin America
A History of Political Murder in Latin America (June 2015)
Killing the Messengers of Change
W. John Green - Author

A sweeping study of political murder in Latin America.

This sweeping history depicts Latin America’s pan-regional culture of political murder. Unlike typical studies of the region, which often focus on the issues or trends of individual countries, this work focuses thematically on the nature of political murder itself, comparing and contrasting its uses and practices throughout the region. W. John Green exami...(Read More)
 
 
Mappila Muslim Culture
Mappila Muslim Culture (June 2015)
How a Historic Muslim Community in India Has Blended Tradition and Modernity
Roland E. Miller - Author

Thorough exploration of the distinct culture of the Mappila Muslims of Kerala, India.

This book provides a comprehensive account of the distinct culture of the Mappila Muslims, a large community from the southern Indian state of Kerala. Although they were the first Muslim community in South Asia, the Mappilas are little-known in the West. Roland E. Miller explores the Mappilas’ fourteen-century-long history ...(Read More)
 
 
Papers of the Forty-Third Algonquian Conference
Papers of the Forty-Third Algonquian Conference (May 2015)
Actes du Congrès des Algonquinistes
Monica Macaulay - Editor
J. Randolph Valentine - Editor

Papers of the forty-third Algonquian Conference held at University of Michigan in October 2011.

The papers of the Algonquian Conference have long served as the primary source of peer-reviewed scholarship addressing topics related to the languages and societies of Algonquian peoples. Contributions, which are peer-reviewed submissions presented at the annual conference, represent an assortment of humanities and social...(Read More)
 
 
Time to Write, Second Edition
Time to Write, Second Edition (March 2015)
The Influence of Time and Culture on Learning to Write
John Sylvester Lofty - Author

Analyzes interviews with students, teachers, and administrators to develop a new set of literacies essential for student success in the digital age.

“To read John’s work is to take on the role of a patient listener … A book, like a piece of music, is scored for time, and I feel Time to Write is scored adagio.… I believe that Time to Write can be read as a critique of [the]...(Read More)
 
 
Feminist Figure Girl
Feminist Figure Girl (February 2015)
Look Hot While You Fight the Patriarchy
Lianne McTavish - Author

Analyzes the author’s transformation from academic to figure competitor.

Feminist Figure Girl chronicles the transformation of art history professor Lianne McTavish, from a university professor into an extraordinarily tanned and crystal-encrusted bikini-wearing “figure girl.” Figure competitions seek a softer appearance than traditional forms of bodybuilding but still require rigorous weightl...(Read More)
 
 
The Sage Returns
The Sage Returns (February 2015)
Confucian Revival in Contemporary China
Kenneth J. Hammond - Editor
Jeffrey L. Richey - Editor

An interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary Confucian revival.

Until its rejection by reformers and revolutionaries in the twentieth century, Confucianism had been central to Chinese culture, identity, and thought for centuries. Confucianism was rejected by both Nationalists under Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong’s Communist Party, which characterized it as an ideology of reaction and repression. Yet th...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Two Worlds
Beyond Two Worlds (November 2014)
Critical Conversations on Language and Power in Native North America
James Joseph Buss - Editor
C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa - Editor

Examines the origins, efficacy, legacy, and consequences of envisioning both Native and non-Native “worlds.”

Beyond Two Worlds brings together scholars of Native history and Native American studies to offer fresh insights into the methodological and conceptual significance of the “two-worlds framework.” They address the following questions: Where did the two-worlds framework or...(Read More)
 
 
Desbordes
Desbordes (November 2014)
Translating Racial, Ethnic, Sexual, and Gender Identities across the Americas
María-Amelia Viteri - Author
Salvador Vidal-Ortiz - Foreword by

Examines the intersections of “Latino,” “queer,” and “American,” to illustrate how the categories of class, race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity are directly entangled with issues of citizenship and belonging.

María-Amelia Viteri explores the multiple unfixed meanings that the term “Latino” takes on as this category is reappropriated and translated by LGBT &ld...(Read More)
 
 
These Bones Shall Rise Again
These Bones Shall Rise Again (September 2014)
Selected Writings on Early China
David N. Keightley - Author
Henry Rosemont Jr. - Edited and with an introduction by

David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of Chinese society are brought together in one volume.
These Bones Shall Rise Again brings together in one volume many of David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of early Chinese civilization. Written over a period of three decades and accessible to the non-specialist, these essays provide a wealth of information and insights on the Shang dynasty, ...(Read More)
 
 
Living on Your Own
Living on Your Own (April 2014)
Single Women, Rental Housing, and Post-Revolutionary Affect in Contemporary South Korea
Jesook Song - Author

An ethnography of young, single women struggling to live independently in South Korea.

Living on Your Own is an ethnography of young, single women in South Korea who seek to live independently. Using extensive interviews, along with media analysis and archival research, Jesook Song traces the women’s difficulties in achieving residential autonomy. Song exposes the clash between the women’s bu...(Read More)
 
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